Friday, January 27, 2012

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel

{1}Fold Tissue Paper in Half Lenghthwise {2} Fold in Half Again
{3}Cut on Dotted Line, Leaving Approx 2" at Top
{4}Unfold Tissue Back to Position #2 {5}Twist Center
{6}Fold Over Rope, Use Hot Glue to Glue Tassel Together Near Top

{Places To Pin It}

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Countdown To Heart Day

I can't believe we're almost a month into 2012! This afternoon I started working on a couple projects ~ we have birthdays to celebrate, a baby shower to co-host and Heart Day to relish in! We hope your New Year is treating you well and we wanted to say Thank You for reading along with us during 2012!

Monday, January 23, 2012

DIY With Spray Paint

We've all done it...found exactly what you're looking for, only for it to not be the right color, finish or texture. In our case it was this copper colored basket:
We purchased five of these at our local Lowes on sale for $5.49, you can also find them here. We wanted galvanized metal baskets, so we purchased one can of Rust-oleum Hammered Spray Paint and gave each a total of three light coats.
Not including drying time, this project took 30 minutes to complete, saved us some dough and got us the look we wanted.

To see additonal photos of our Storage Room click here!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Christmas In Portland, Maine

{New England Christmas}

A Very Portland Christmas

{Smith Family Christmas}
This year was our first Christmas together in Portland ~ and boy was it a great one! Christmas Eve was spent enjoying a production of The Snow Queen, chowing down on Smitty's Seafood Stew, attending Mass, and celebrating at Cousin Michael's. We awoke to full stockings, coffee and snow flurries and enjoyed an amazing Christmas meal at Aunt Nancy's that evening. The rest of the week was spent with friends and family ~ an impromptu photography class with Uncle Hutch, cousin's night and a reunion with good friends.